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Alphabet 


There are 19 symbols in the Waskia alphabet, 
each representing a separate meaningful sound. They 
are listed alphabetically as follows: 

a b de g i k 1 m 
nngoprstuwy 

In alphabet isation ng is counted as a unit which 
follows n. 


The combinations ai, ae, au are pronounced as 
follows: 

ai as in % % tame' ' 
ae as in % % time' ' 
au as in tome 


Barker, Fay and Janet Lee. 1985. Waskia Language. Dictionaries of Papua 
New Guinea Vol. 7. Ukarumpa, Summer Institute of Linguistics.